Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Nothing really new to update on, just wanted to let you know that I have received a ton of e-mails with ideas for things for Matt and Madeline! Awesome! I am in the process now of getting back to those people and trying to figure out how we can make some of these ideas come to life. You all are so creative! Keep it coming. I'm out of town for a few days now with no sorry for the delay in responses. Hope you all have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day!


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Quick Update

Welcome to the blog if you haven't been here before...Here is a quick update for all of you.

1. Formula checks continue to pour in for Matt and Madeline, several hundred dollars worth will be on their way in the next few days. I will post names as soon as I get them, thank you to all of you that have sent checks!

2. We have secured Twins tickets for Matt when he is back here this summer. We are just trying to finalize when he wants to go.

3. I am in the process of contacting Gerber and Gymboree Play & Music to see what we can do down the road for Matt.

4. Ideas are still pouring in, thank you! Keep them coming and I will do my best to get things moving...if too many things start happening (which they just might) we may have to set up a sub-committee or something :)

Thank you all so much for your help...I am blown away.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Contact Info

Hey everyone!

I am so excited about the response that this blog has been given! It's just amazing to me to see how we can come together as a community of strangers to support Matt and Madeline! You are all awesome and I am thankful for all of you (even though we have never met)!

If anyone has a question, idea, comment, thought, or anything let me know. My e-mail address is I'd love to hear from any of you!

I will give a more concrete update when I have a chance, I just wanted to say a quick thanks!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Thanks to:

Meagan S
Melissa Z
Amy S
Amanda S
Lynda F
Kathryn S
Clayton L
Liz H
Jennifer K
Thusthai H
Kelly S
Katherine H
Anne B
Amy M
Crystal Q
Heather F
Alicia D

for donating formula checks to Matt and Madeline!!! You all are AWESOME!


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all are having a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! Just wanted to give a few updates, the formula from Abbott Labs arrived, so Madeline should be well fed for awhile. Formula checks are being sent to Alicia and then forwarded on to Matt! Things are going well.

I have been working on doing something fun for Matt while he is back here, so I contacted the Twins and they are willing to get Matt some sweet seats to a game and some Twins merchandise which will be awesome! Thanks to Patrick and Eric for their help!

I think that's it for now...I am continuing to think ahead so any ideas are always welcome! Thanks for all you are doing to help.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Another Update

Ok, so here is where we are at:

1. So far about $80 worth of Similac checks have been pledged to be sent to Alicia and then forwarded on to Matt and Madeline. Keep those checks coming, and if you aren't sure what I'm talking about check out the post below. Also, Abbott Labs donated 2 cases worth of Neosure (Madeline's formula) and it is on it's way to them.
2. We got turned down by Huggies and Pampers, but after e-mailing Matt it seems as though they are well stocked in that department as well as most other departments.
3. I am still trying to figure out all the frequent flyer stuff...if anyone knows anything about donating miles PLEASE contact me!
4. I have one other project that I am working on, but don't want to say anything about it just yet :)

Even though Matt and Madeline are stocked on stuff right now I don't want to stop helping. I am working on thinking 6 months and more down the road as to what may be useful for Matt later on. I don't want this to be one little thing that stops in another week or two. So, please continue to check back, I will update as often as I can. Hopefully we can keep supporting this wonderful family from afar...I know thats my goal.

Thanks again to all of you!